Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment, has stated that he will not support any presidential candidates in the February election.
Goldennewsng reports that Ngige, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, or APC, said that the four front-runners for president are his friends and that he would not campaign for any of them.
This was stated by the Minister on Wednesday while addressing journalists at his Alor country home.
He advised Nigerians to examine the candidates’ programs to determine which one was superior and to vote accordingly.
Ngige responded that he would not like to predict which of the candidates might win the election when further pressed, insisting that Nigerians ought to be able to choose their president.
Ngige said, describing his personal relationship with each of the front-runners for president: Malam Kwankwaso is a friend of mine. I also knew him when he was deputy speaker for one of our party’s strong men, Agunwa Anekwe.
“When I was “kidnapped,” or forced out of office, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was in charge of affairs.
“He was acting in place of Mr. President (Obasanjo), who was in Maputo at the time, and he told the Inspector General of Police to bring me back into the office,” he said.
I also collaborated with him as Vice President in the National Economic Council’s economic team. Thus, I know him, and he is a companion of mine, and we likewise framed AC together.
“Peter Obi, my brother, successor, and everything to me, I also know him and am friends with him. So, how do I oppose any of them in my campaign?
“Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my old friend, has been encouraging. in trying situations; We collaborated to form AC. I turned into the known resistance Congressperson in the Eastern Area under the sponsorship and foundation of the ACN. As a result, I do not know him.
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